Royal Enfield has been in continuous production since its arrival in India in 1955, hence most of us have grown up watching our dads or grand dads riding one. It is more than a motorcycle to many in the country. A lifestyle, a cult following, Royal Enfield has come a long way since its inception and is one of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world. While most RE customers are happy with their stock motorcycles, there are some who yearn to make them better aftermarket parts and accessories. However, we advice motorcyclists to be careful that these parts must not hinder the bike's safety. Here is a list of popular performance upgrades that a rider can opt for:
Tyres can make a huge difference on a motorcycle's ride quality. If you choose knobby tyres, it would be great for off road usage but will not provide a very smooth ride on tarmac. And smooth, sticky tyres will be appropriate for off road. Hence, one needs to be pick tyres based on requirements and even if there is no specific need, a set of better tyres to enhance grip will never make you regret. A good branded rear tyre will cost about Rs 2400. (Image: Amazon)
Who doesn't want to enhance their motorcycle's exhaust note, but along with that free flowing exhaust gases can improve performance as well. Only pick exhausts from well recognised brands that provide these as a regular fitment in place of the stock canister. It good exhaust will cost about Rs 4500. (Image: Flybhp)
Cleaner the air, the happier the engine will be. Fit your motorcycle with an effective air filter that helps clean the air that is sucked in by the engine. K&N has been a regular favourite among motorcyclists and for a Royal Enfield is priced at about Rs 4500-5500. (Image: KnN)
If the view in front is well lit, the rider can be more confident at night. Hence, invest in a good headlamp that is easily available at prices ranging from Rs 3000-9000. If not the headlamp cluster, one can also simply fit a more powerful bulb, keeping in mind the electric charge requirements of it. An important prerequisite of this upgrade is that one must be careful not to pick duplicate Chinese headlamps and bulbs, which can damage the electric circuit of the motorcycles. (Image: Amazon)
No, wearing a riding jacket and a helmet will not make the motorcycle go faster but the safer the better! We mention this in most of the pieces we do on motorcycles – riding gear is as important as any other part on the bike. Hence, invest in good riding gear for yourself and the pillion. These are easily available with Royal Enfield and other brands. A regular open face RE helmet will cost you Rs 2200, while gloves are priced at Rs 3700.
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